• Birder on Village Creek Bridge in Turkey Creek Unit

    Big Thicket

    National Preserve Texas

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  • Woodlands Trail Closure

    The Woodlands Trail in the Big Sandy Creek Unit will be closed August 19-29 and September 2-12, 2014, while park staff and an AmeriCorps crew apply herbicide to trifoliate orange, an invasive non-native shrub that has become problematic in that area.

Hunting

Hunting is allowed in the following areas of Big Thicket National Preserve: the Beaumont Unit, the Beech Creek Unit, the Big Sandy Creek Unit, the Lance Rosier Unit, and the Neches Bottom and Jack Gore Baygall Unit. Hunters may take white-tailed deer, squirrels, rabbits, waterfowl, and feral hogs. Free hunting permits are required and are available in person at the preserve visitor center. Please refer to the publications below for more information.

Hunting Brochure

Hunting Regulations 2011-2012

Did You Know?

Sour Lake Baths

Tourism in the Big Thicket area dates back to 1845. A spa located in Sour Lake, catered to the likes of Sam Houston and sold the "sour" water to tourists